Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Eat: Leap Day Traditions

I didn't want to ignore leap day. It does only come once every four years.

Which is what inspired the reasoning behind this post. I want to encourage you to do something crazy for dinner tonight. What am I going to do? I'm going to serve cookies for dinner.

Leap day only comes around once every four years so, I think on that time table, you're kids won't be malnourished or suddenly become obese.

This is the kind of thing that memories are made of. Your kids won't forget that you served cookies for dinner (or whatever crazy thing you serve), and it will be a memory that lasts with them for a lifetime. I was just talking to a friend today that said that one time her parents allowed them to have cake for dinner and how great it was to have it for that day. And she's an adult now with two kids of her own. But she remembers.

So make some memories tonight. Start a family tradition. Get your family closer together and enjoy the treat while you're at it.

So...what are you making for dinner?


  1. I love that! My kids still remember the year I made them pink heart shaped mac & cheese for Valentine's Day. It was just mac & cheese from a box because my husband and I were going out for a nice Valentine's Day dinner, but the girls remember it and talk about it every year. I'm not sure what we're going to have tonight though...

    1. It's so funny the little things they remember. That's why I think it's so important to be purposeful about those memories sometimes. But you can't always plan for the things that stick. Hopefully you were able to figure out something fun for dinner. :)

  2. I LOVE this idea! Wish I would have read this earlier today. Cookies for dinnner would have been awesome. :)

    1. It was fun. In truth, we did have other things besides cookies, like a little protein, a little fruit, but I think it will be so much for for Sebastian when he's five next time around. Then, I think I'll go all out! :)


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